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Demand Manager Job Vacancy: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Jobs in Kenya

GSK is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Our Consumer Healthcare business includes over-the-counter medicines, nutritional and oral healthcare products.

An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enterprising individual to join our Consumer Healthcare Division as a
 Demand Manager.

The successful candidate will be accountable for the management and continuous improvement of the Demand Planning process across East Africa including consensus forecasting, NPD launch planning, inventory management and assistance with supply sourcing to ensure product delivery to the commercial team in the most timely and

cost efficient manner.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Supports the strategic planning process by ensuring that forecasting intelligence is incorporated into the brand planning process and business strategy.
  • Manages and monitors adherence to monthly forecast planning calendar
  • Facilitates monthly consensus forecast meetings between sales & marketing.
  • Co-ordinates the generation and communication of product requirements to supplying entities/factories.
  • Negotiates and develops customer service agreements with all supplying entities/ factories.
  • Routinely monitors inventory to ensure compliance with policy & working capital targets.
  • Advises commercial teams on inventory status to facilitate business decisions, minimise write offs etc.
  • Conducts root cause analysis of supply issues, tracks results, designs and implements remedies.
  • Analyses and reports key performance indicators at monthly meetings.
  • Provides weekly updates to commercial teams on stock availability and issues
  • Determines feasibility of new product sources through analysis of cost and supply chain. Works closely with sales and marketing to ensure success of these launches.
  • Acts as the forecasting champion ensuring training of all new users on the forecasting process & sytems software.
Qualifications & Knowledge:
  • University Graduate
  • Knowledge of demand / forecast management policies, processes, procedures and practices.
  • Good understanding of commercial sales and marketing operations.
  • Systems management / IT skills in database management. Knowledge of JD Edwards would be an added advantage.
  • Understanding of supply routes and how they affect invoicing and financial flows
  • Experience in import/ export procedures
  • Good analytical skills & financial acumen
Interested candidates should apply stating their overall suitability for the position together with a detailed CV that clearly addresses the ability to perform the key responsibilities to: QYZ72406 @

The application deadline is 31 March, 2010.

Kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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